Lepus tanaiticus tanaiticus Gureev, 1964

Don hare



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Holocene?















Original scientific description:

Gureev, A. A. (1964). [Lagomorphs (Lagomorpha). Fauna of the USSR. Mammals]. T.3. Vyp.10.Moskva-Leningrad: Nauka. 276 pp. (in Russian)


Other references:

Prost, S. et al. (2010). A phantom extinction? New insights into extinction dynamics of the Don-hare Lepus tanaiticus. J Evol Biol. 23(9): 2022-2029. [Abstract]

Rabiniak, Emilia et al. (2023). Hares from the Late Pleistocene of Ukraine: a phylogenetic analysis and the status of Lepus tanaiticus (Mammalia, Lagomorpha). Biologia.

Sablin, M. V. and Iltsevich, K. Yu. (2021). Remains of large mammals from the Epigravettian site of Yudinovo. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute RAS 325(1): 71-81.

Sharko, F.; Slobodova, N.; Boulygina, E.; Cheprasov, M.; Gladysheva-Azgari, M.; Tsygankova, S.; Rastorguev, S.; Novgorodov, G.; Boeskorov, G.; Grigorieva, L.; et al. (2023). Ancient DNA of the Don-Hares Assumes the Existence of Two Distinct Mitochondrial Clades in Northeast Asia. Genes 14: 700.

Don hare Lepus tanaiticus Gureev, 1964 from the Paleolithic sites in Kostenki.

Late Pleistocene hare, Lepus tanaiticus (Lagomorpha, Leporidae) of Siberia.

Late Pleistocene hares (Lepus) of the Russian Plain.

Pleistocene hares from the east Siberian Arctic (Lagomorpha: Leporidae).


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